Architectural Guidebook to New York City
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Architectural Guidebook to New York City

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Francis Morrone has returned to the buildings of his original guidebook once again to detail additions and changes in name and usage, and the book has been modified to reflect post September 11th New York City. With its thoughtful detail and out-of-the-ordinary observations, this guidebook is a must-have for New Yorkers, tourists, and architectural lovers everywhere. Francis Morrone is a lecturer and tour leader for the Municipal Art Society of New York, a nonprofit civic organization founded in 1893. His writings on architecture and New York history appear in The New Criterion, the City Journal, and other publications. His other books include An Architectural Guidebook to Brooklyn and An Architectural Guidebook to Philadelphia. He lives in Brooklyn. James Iska, whose work has been exhibited all over the world and has appeared in the Washington Post, the Financial Times, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Chicago Tribune, is currently on the staff of the Art Institute of Chicago.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 146 x 212 x 28mm | 679.99g
  • Gibbs M. Smith Inc
  • Layton, UT, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • b&w photographs
  • 1586852116
  • 9781586852115
  • 995,916

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Contents Introduction The Financial District Around City Hall From the Battery to TriBeCa SoHo Greenwich Village The East Village Chelsea From Union Square to Kips Bay From Herald Square to Murray Hill Grand Central Turtle Bay Times Square Fifth Avenue From Columbus Circle to Sutton Place Broadway in the Upper West Side Central Park West The Upper East Side Yorkville and Carnegie Hill Morningside Heights Washington Heights and Harlem Central Park Downtown Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights Park Slope and Prospect Park Index for Specialists Bibiliography Indexshow more

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"Right from the start, the reader will realize that he is undergoing the expert ministrations of a man who understands New York and its infinite variety of constructions as few others do. . . . In fact, this is a book that does not chart the usual walking tours but outlines the esthetics that one might look for in the course of a Manhattan amble. Each item is its own little essay, written with as much attention to the literate architecture of his wordage as to the structural architecture of what he is looking at. He can put things together as you may never have thought to. . . . There was something that was news to me on almost every page, if not in fact then at least in some new angle of observation. . . . If there is anything wrong with this book, it is that it will absorb you in reading when you might be out looking." --Richard F. Shepard, The New York Chronicle Revised, Updated, and Expanded This brand new edition of the popular Architectural Guidebook to New York City details, the most recent changes to Manhattan's built environment, including modifications that reflect post September 11. Hundreds of entries are thoughtfully presented in the context of the architectural, historical, and cultural settings. Author Francis Morrone is a lecturer and tour leader for the Municipal Art Society of New York, a nonprofit civic organization founded in 1893. His writings on architecture and New York history appear in The New Criterion, the City Journal, and other publications. He can be contacted through his World Wide Web site at http: //home.sprynet.com/sprynet/fmorrone, where updates and corrections to the present book will be regularly posted. Photographer James Iska, whose architectural photography has been exhibited all over the world and whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Financial Times, the Chicago Sun Times adn the Chicago Tribune, is currently on the staff of the Art Institute of Chicago.show more

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